- Nov 15, 2022 3:22 pm GMT
1) US Customs seizes over 1,000 shipments of Chinese solar panels worth hundreds of millions of dollars between June and October, a consequence of the Uyghur Forced Labor Production Act restricting imports from China's Xinjiang province over forced labor concerns in solar supply chain.
2) French Senate passes bill requiring all parking lots w/ 80+ spaces to have solar canopies covering 50+% of space w/in 6 years, creating up to 11,000 MW of new solar capacity.
3) San Diego Gas and Electric and GM will collaborate to integrate bi-directional EVs into grid as local resources, evaluating necessary hardware, software, processes and construction considerations.
4) Sweden's new government eliminates climate bonus subsidy for EVs, since total cost of ownership is now similar to that for internal combustion vehicles.
5) Hawai’i PUC sets new tariff w/time of use rate structure to reflect grid dominated by solar, and reflect cost of service.
6) California PUC releases Net Energy Metering 3.0, w/significant cut to value of solar exported to the grid - based on hourly TOU rates. A boost to storage.
7) Canada tells 3 Chinese companies to sell investments in Canadian critical minerals companies focused on lithium, per Investment Canada Act.
8) Texas struggles w/issue of resource adequacy, and how to incentivize resources needed for growth and grid reliability. Some form of capacity payment structure likely.
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.